Hello, is it OK if we use "provided that" and "as long as" in the third conditional? The following sentence is in a school book:

"She would have been fine provided that she had worn sun cream." 

"My Grammar Lab" book says that "provided that, on condition that, as long as and only if aren't used in the third conditional."

 

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Ahmed Abdelhafeez posted:

Hello, is it OK if we use "provided that" and "as long as" in the third conditional? The following sentence is in a school book:

"She would have been fine provided that she had worn sun cream." 

"My Grammar Lab" book says that "provided that, on condition that, as long as and only if aren't used in the third conditional."

Hi, Ahmed: Your grammar book is right. We can't use those subordinators in place of "if" in the Type 3 conditional. The example you've presented is incorrect.

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